The National Labour Office shall be a central agency in charge of implementing tasks related to employment policy, occupational safety, labour affairs and vocational and adult training.
Within its employment policy remit, the Office shall, in addition to directing the professional activities of Labour Centres and local branch offices, provide information and advice on employment abroad. It shall coordinate the accomplishment of central labour market programmes and organise, manage and coordinate employment and training programmes financed from the funds of the European Union. It shall direct the development of services delivered within the framework of the National Employment Service. It shall collect and analyse data on changes in salaries and wages, the annual activities of private placement and temporary work agencies, and the employment of foreign workers in Hungary subject to licensing and reporting obligations.
As of 1st January 2012, the Occupational Safety and Labour Affairs Directorate shall be a separate organisational unit under the National Labour Office with its own remit and competence. The Government assigns the Occupational Safety and Labour Affairs Directorate and the occupational safety and labour affairs units of the metropolitan and county-level government offices to perform tasks related to occupational safety and labour administration. The Government assigns the Occupational Safety and Labour Affairs Directorate as the agency responsible for occupational health and hygiene services.
The Government assigns the National Labour Office as the agency responsible for vocational and adult training. The tasks laid down for the agency responsible for vocational and adult training in the Acts on vocational training, on adult training and on vocational training contributions and supporting the development of training shall be fulfilled by the National Labour Office. The tasks related to operating the Vocational Textbooks and Training Supplies Board as laid down in the Act on the textbook market shall be assigned to the National Labour Office.